Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – July 4 Week
1.Traditional PTSD therapy doesn’t trigger drug relapse People with addiction aren’t getting effective treatment for PTSD due to incorrect presumptions
Researchers have now demonstrated that behavior therapy that exposes people to memories of their trauma doesn’t cause relapses of opioid or other drug use, and that PTSD severity and emotional problems have decreased after the first therapy session.
2.Social and behavioral factors most closely associated with dying
Smoking, divorce and alcohol abuse have the closest connection to death out of 57 social and behavioural factors analyzed in this study. The researchers analyzed data collected from 13,611 adults in the U.S. between 1992 and 2008, and identified which factors applied to those who died between 2008 and 2014. They intentionally excluded biological and medical factors.
3.Legal marijuana may be slowing reductions in teen marijuana use
A longitudinal study of more than 230 teens and young adults in Washington state finds that teens may be more likely to use marijuana following legalization – with the proliferation of stores and increasing adult use of the drug — than they otherwise would have been.
4.In Faridabad, Teen Age Police unit to protect youngsters against bullying, trafficking
According to police officials, the TAP unit, which will cater to boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 19, will be led by an ACP-ranking officer who will closely coordinate with school authorities, parents’ associations, and non-governmental organisations working in areas of teenage problems.
5.Inside Kanye West’s bipolar disorder and Twitter rants
Kanye West’s troubled mental state has been on full view over the last few days.A series of concerning tweets and public appearances have likely been the result of the 43-year-old rapper’s bipolarism, his wife Kim Kardashian said.